Taako

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  1. I can always switch to a Daiwa SP Minnow which can go up a bit in weight (found a few that are 1 5/8 oz). The point i was mostly concerned about is plugging with a Spinfisher VI 6500 size, i'm worried i'll get tired. The battalion i'm looking at says its rated for 3/4oz to 3oz, which seems reasonable, but thank you for the recommendation on the rockaway; i'll take a look! EDIT: That rockaway looks good, and it's cheap! I saw some people mention they have a 70/30 split? Is that true? that seems awesome cause you'd get so much more spring on a loaded rod with that split.
  2. Awesome info! The 6500 Spinfisher VI is tempting b/c of the internals (brass main, aluminum rotor) but i'm worried it's too heavy for me. I'm planning to use it with a 10' rod (currently looking at penn battalion) and want to use it for both plugging a Lucky Craft 110 and also the classic hi-lo or carolina rig with berkeley gulp sand worms. Is the 6500 to big for that with a 10' battalion?
  3. Also, it looks like the 6500+ size Spinfisher VI have upgraded internals (brass main gear, aluminum rotor). Is this still true for Long Cast 6500+ and bail-less 6500+?
  4. Looking to upgrade my surf fishing setup and both these seem like amazing reels for the price. The spinfisher VI seems to have amazing reviews left-and-right, but the Spheros SW A is new and has a much higher IP rating which i am a fan of given that i'll be wading deep into the surf. Anyone have both and can compare?
  5. I am looking to get a new surf fishing setup to upgrade from my garbage $50 combo. After a lot of research I think i'm starting to settle on a Spinfisher VI (although right now Slammer IIIs can be found for cheaper than spinfishers, i don't like that the min drag on a slammer is so high). I have never used a Long Cast or a Bail-less reel and both interest me, i don't think i'd mind the lack of a bail as it's one less part that can break due to salt/sand ingress; and I feel like any advantage to casting distance is a plus (why aren't long casts more common?). So i have a few questions: 1) Why is there no Long Cast + Bail-less reel? Can I convert a Long-Cast into a bail-less long cast or will removing the bail allow for salt/sand ingress or throw off the balance of the reel when i crank it? 2) Can anyone with experience with the Long Cast version tell me how much difference it makes? 3) If the reel gets dunked or i crank it underwater, will it last? What parts are likely to rust/corrode and are they easily replaceable?
  6. Thanks for the info! I'm glad to hear your 3/4-3oz rod can throw the LC110, I want something that can throw LC110 as well as 2-3oz of lead for fish-finder rig with sandcrab. I'm a mere 20 minute drive away from pacifica, they carry good deals on rods/reels too?
  7. dang two rigs? i was hoping to throw the LC110 on the same rig as 2-3oz fish-finder with sandcrab.
  8. I'm looking at the Penn Battalion or Prevail 10' rods throw Lucky Craft 110 as well as fish-finder rig with sandcrab? LC 110 is only 5/8oz but those rods aren't really rated down that low, does anyone have any experiences they wanna share with throwing such light lures on larger surf rods?
  9. Can the Penn Battalion or Prevail 10' rods throw Lucky Craft 110? LC 110 is only 5/8oz but those rods aren't really rated down that low. I want a new surf rod that can throw that as well as 3oz fish finder for striper/perch.
  10. Hey! I can't PM for some reason... how does the Luckycraft 110 cast on your 3/4-3oz rod? I'm going to be picking up one of these (recommend a color? I'm thinking metallic sardine). Also what pound braid do you use for this lure? it seems like heavy braid might affect how far you can sling it.
  11. Been fishing along the SF Coast lately (Daly City, Pacifica, Half Moon, etc) and i'm targeting Striper and surf perch mainly, as well as been trying crab snaring for dungies. I have an absolute cheap as chips combo rod and reel that i initially bought just snaring and it's worked okay but its SO HARD to use. The rod is a [Master Spectra 3215-BK 10' Spinning Rod]* Today at the beach the reel seat came detached from the blank and the reel seat now spins around the blank. I drilled some shallow holes in the seat with a drill press and injected glue into it to set it back but i'm fed up with the rod and reel (the reel is even worse than the rod). I'm in the SF Bay area and targeting striper and serf perch primarily but I also want to try for halibut occasionally and potentially salmon if i take it on a boat off coast. What length should I get to accomodate this variety? I was thinking 11' since i'm be on a beach mostly but would that be too long to take on a boat? And what about for crab snares as well? Would a slightly smaller rod be better for snares? Snares can get extremely heavy and I don't wanna break the rod if it's not meant for that. I'd rather get another cheap beefier rod (Daiwa Beefstick?) for snares if i can't safely accommodate it on this striper/perch/halibut rod. As for the reel i was originally thinking of a Daiwa BG Saltwater spinning reel since i have a BG 2500 that i use for general lake/river fishing (largemouth, catfish, trout, shad). I've heard some both really great and really bad things about Penn Spinfisher and i'm considerng that as well. I can't find any clear recommendations on Shimano but i know they make great stuff. I'm not sure what size reel to get, is there any reason not to get 8000? Is that way too overkill for this? Should I got 4000 or 4500 instead since i'll be slinging this from a beach for hours at a time? Budget for Rod+Reel is ~200-250. Next, can i get some tips for what tackle should I use for Striper and Surf Perch in the SF Bay coast line? I heard something about Lucky Craft 110 and i've never used/seen them before, should I order one and try it out? I primarily use sandcrab for bait with a size 8 baitholder, is this too small? Which rigs are commonly used? So far i've used fish-finder rig and carolina rig, with a high-low used once but no luck on it. Primarily fish-finder has been lucky for me but i'm not sure. What about weights? How much weight should i slap on each rid?
  12. Been fishing along the SF Coast lately (Daly City, Pacifica, Half Moon, etc) and i'm targeting Striper and surf perch mainly, as well as been trying crab snaring for dungies. I have an absolute cheap as chips combo rod and reel that i initially bought just snaring and it's worked okay but its SO HARD to use. The rod is a [Master Spectra 3215-BK 10' Spinning Rod](https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:nLo5ygUtMAAJ:https://thesportinggeeks.com/product/master-spectra-10-heavy-action-spinning-rod-free-usa-shipping-3215-bk/+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us) and the reel is a [Shakespeare Alpha60](https://www.shakespeare-fishing.com/shakespeare-reels-spinning-reels/alpha-spinning-reel/1347909.html). Today at the beach the reel seat came detached from the blank and the reel seat now spins around the blank. I drilled some shallow holes in the seat with a drill press and injected glue into it to set it back but i'm fed up with the rod and reel (the reel is even worse than the rod). I'm in the SF Bay area and targeting striper and serf perch primarily but I also want to try for halibut occasionally and potentially salmon if i take it on a boat off coast. What length should I get to accomodate this variety? I was thinking 11' since i'm be on a beach mostly but would that be too long to take on a boat? And what about for crab snares as well? Would a slightly smaller rod be better for snares? Snares can get extremely heavy and I don't wanna break the rod if it's not meant for that. I'd rather get another cheap beefier rod (Daiwa Beefstick?) for snares if i can't safely accommodate it on this striper/perch/halibut rod. As for the reel i was originally thinking of a Daiwa BG Saltwater spinning reel since i have a BG 2500 that i use for general lake/river fishing (largemouth, catfish, trout, shad). I've heard some both really great and really bad things about Penn Spinfisher and i'm considerng that as well. I can't find any clear recommendations on Shimano but i know they make great stuff. I'm not sure what size reel to get, is there any reason not to get 8000? Is that way too overkill for this? Should I got 4000 or 4500 instead since i'll be slinging this from a beach for hours at a time? Budget for Rod+Reel is ~200-250. Next, can i get some tips for what tackle should I use for Striper and Surf Perch in the SF Bay coast line? I heard something about Lucky Craft 110 and i've never used/seen them before, should I order one and try it out? I primarily use sandcrab for bait with a size 8 baitholder, is this too small? Which rigs are commonly used? So far i've used fish-finder rig and carolina rig, with a high-low used once but no luck on it. Primarily fish-finder has been lucky for me but i'm not sure. What about weights? How much weight should i slap on each rid?